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'Most interesting man' to judge best beard contest
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The man made famous by being "the most interesting man in the world" while pitching Dos Equis beer is lending his expertise with his perfectly groomed facial hair by helping to judge a contest looking for the best beard in Vermont....

Sheriff's officer accuses Punxsutawney Phil of deception
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted ... groundhog....

Arkansas jail housing 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence
De QUEEN, Ark. (AP) -- A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff's office pending their use as evidence against 137 people arrested at a cockfight....

Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man has been reunited with a cat he lost 14 years ago....

Romanian court says dead man can get driving license back
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back....

It's a hit! Brewers re-enact 'The Sandlot' in video
PHOENIX (AP) -- Even before the start of the season, the Milwaukee Brewers have their first hit....

Ax throwing gains in popularity as pastime, sport
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Leave it to the hipsters of Brooklyn to combine craft beer and sharp objects....

Horsepower: Horses seen traveling down highway in Georgia
TUCKER, Ga. (AP) -- Several horses traveled down a highway in Georgia and motorist had to hold their horses....

Lottery changes 'Luck Yeah!' campaign over profanity concern
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Lottery Commission has replaced its "Luck Yeah!" ad campaign with "Win Time" over concerns that the original phrase sounded like profanity....